David R. Schwartz, MD

  • Specialties: Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-7300

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

lung cancer



  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • AB Internal Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
  • AB Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease)

Education and Training

  • 2000
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Pulmonary & Critical
  • 1996
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • 1992
  • MD from Suny - Downstate Medical Ctr


Locations and Appointments

68 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP Family Health
  • HIP Medicaid
  • HIP Medicare
  • HealthPlus Child Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Family Health (Amerigroup)
  • HealthPlus Medicaid (Amerigroup)
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Touchstone Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
  • WellCare Child Health
  • WellCare Family Health
  • WellCare Medicaid
  • WellCare Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU Critical Care Associates
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-263-7300

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My Research

New Physical Approaches to Genomic Analysis

Our laboratory's broad, long-term objective is to develop and apply new single-molecule methodologies to ultra-rapid, high resolution human and microorganism genomic analysis. To improve mapping rates and resolution, we developed Optical Mapping, a powerful non-electrophoretic approach that rapidly creates high-resolution ordered restriction maps from a variety of clone-types and genomic DNA. Optical mapping uses fluorescence microscopy imaging techniques, coupled with sophisticated statistical analysis, to determine restriction fragment order and size generated by enzymatic action on individual DNA molecules. Additionally, novel sequence analysis approaches are being developed around the concept of imaging polymerase action on single molecule templates.

Robotic "ridding" techniques, combined with novel molecular fixation techniques permit the biochemical action and evaluation of a large number of samples in parallel. Given the ability to grid multiple samples, and assay biochemistries on the single molecule level, we have developed an integrated system to robotically deposit samples, and image substrate molecules using automated fluorescence microscopy. To complement these automation advancements, we have developed new approaches for ordered restriction map construction using Bayesian inference techniques. These map construction algorithms work with maps automatically derived from single molecules, and are notably, the first practical approaches for the automated analysis of data derived from large populations of single molecules. Considered together, these advances constitute an integrated mapping system which eliminates operator interaction with the system from molecular deposition through map construction. The full utility of this system is derived ranging from the synthesis of new single molecule fixation effects, biochemistries and statistical analysis approaches, and should prove to be universally applicable to the analysis other single molecule systems.

High resolution mapping has enormous utility in the genomic analysis of mammalian genomes and microorganisms. Optical mapping is currently playing a major role in the international effort to sequence human genome by providing rigorous scaffolds for the assembly and verification of large scale sequencing efforts. Other applications in the laboratory are centered on the direct mapping of genomic DNA extracted from bacteria and pathogenic parasites-bypassing the need for libraries, with the goal of analyzing large number of strains to develop new approaches to the functional analysis of genomes.


  • Apical ballooning and cardiomyopathy in a melanoma patient treated with ipilimumab: a case of takotsubo-like syndrome

    Geisler, Benjamin P; Raad, Roy A; Esaian, Diana; Sharon, Elad; Schwartz, David R 2015; 4-4, Journal for immunotherapy of cancer — id: 1474732, year: 2015, page: 4, stat: Journal Article
  • Facilitating the transition from physiology to hospital wards through an interdisciplinary case study of septic shock

    Li, Albert S; Berger, Kenneth I; Schwartz, David R; Slater, William R; Goldfarb, David S 2014; 78-78, BMC medical education — id: 917892, year: 2014, page: 78, stat: Journal Article
  • A 25-year-old man with fulminant hepatic failure after treatment with corticosteroids

    Denson, Joshua L; Maller, Abigail; Beckwith, Christine A; Schwartz, David R 2013 Nov; 1717-1719, Chest — id: 687762, year: 2013, page: 1717, stat: Journal Article
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